For the Want of a Leaf.....
This year, we found the traditional banana leaves to serve the Onam Sadya, without any blemish or cracks from a selection at our local ethnic market.
Thanks to our Malayalee grocer...who had help from the markets in Florida, Latin America, the local Chinese grocery supplier, the long-term-resident, enterprising-Malayalee-backyard-gardener...
We found three perfect top-portion, banana leaves, cut to serving length for this year's Onam Sadya.
|Traditional Boiled Plantains- Pazham Nurukku|
|Mixed Vegetables in Coconut-Buttermilk - Avial/ Aviyal|
|Winter Melon and Pumpkin in Coconut Milk - Olan|
|Sour Coconut and sour buttermilk curry- Kaalan|
|Palakkad Matta Rice with Sambhar|
Vignettes from previous years...
Sadya Vibhavangal - 2011
Onam Sadya Vibhavangal- 2010